Go for the goals!
Barbara Kuzyk; CDF Canada; Malawi
“This volunteer opportunity allowed me to use skills and help farmers transform from an association of individuals to a business cooperative. “
Barb’s role with our partners is to provide mentorship to local agricultural cooperatives on business development. They work together to create strategic plans to achieve specific goals that will:
- Increase Wealth and Food Security through the Integrated Co-operative Business Model.
- Ensure cooperatives are well informed of their roles and allow them to make inclusive decisions.
- Increase access to financial services collectively (and individually).
- Allow them to collectively market their products to ensure a long-term sustainable financial wellbeing.
The experience is very rewarding and allows Barb to witness first-hand how cooperatives can change the financial well-being of individual farmers.